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synonyms for restrained

  • discreet
  • laid-back
  • mild
  • muted
  • reasonable
  • reticent
  • subdued
  • tasteful
  • unobtrusive
  • chilled
  • controlled
  • cool
  • moderate
  • plain
  • retiring
  • shrinking
  • steady
  • withdrawn
  • calm and collected
  • conservative
  • corked up
  • in charge
  • in check
  • inobtrusive
  • on a leash
  • self-controlled
  • soft
  • temperate
  • unaffable
  • undemonstrative
  • under control
  • under wraps
  • unexcessive
  • unexpansive
  • unextreme
  • uptight
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antonyms for restrained

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  • communicative
  • extroverted
  • friendly
  • outgoing
  • assured
  • bold
  • confident
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How to use restrained in a sentence

This restrained style doesn’t mean that parents don’t pay attention, or don’t care what children do.
I WAS CONSTANTLY ARGUING WITH MY CHILD. THEN I LEARNED THE “TEAM” METHOD OF CALMER PARENTINGMICHAELEEN DOUCLEFFMARCH 6, 2021TIME
What each type shares is a moist crumb, fresh whipped cream and a restrained hand with sugar.
THIS NEW AZERBAIJANI BAKERY OFFERS STORIES AS GOOD AS ITS PASTRIESTOM SIETSEMAFEBRUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So no matter how restrained we are, I expect we’ll get some pies in the face.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE GAMESTOP BUBBLE BURSTS?PETER KAFKAFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOX
The restrained approach differs from strict preemptive measures taking place in Europe, including lockdowns, classroom closures and requirements to wear medical-grade masks.
U.S. RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS VARIANTS EMPHASIZES MASKS AND VACCINES INSTEAD OF LOCKDOWNSFENIT NIRAPPIL, BRITTANY SHAMMASFEBRUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She was regarded as a restrained moderate and was confirmed by the Senate 96 votes to three.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG FORGED A NEW PLACE FOR WOMEN IN THE LAW AND SOCIETYLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 23, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
Nothing, perhaps, but a noble desire for a really great man restrained her.
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Forcing himself to believe that he had been the victim of some kind of illusory perception, he vigorously restrained his feelings.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The Determinist would say that Bill Sikes had committed a crime, and that he ought to be restrained, and taught better.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
She could not but feel the triumph to which circumstances had borne her, though magnanimity restrained its manifestation.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
At last the ladies withdraw, the men are left to themselves, and you feel a little less restrained.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
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WORDS RELATED TO RESTRAINED

  • abstinent
  • ascetic
  • austere
  • continent
  • frugal
  • moderate
  • moderating
  • restrained
  • self-denying
  • self-restrained
  • sober
  • sparing
  • temperate
  • barren
  • clean
  • lifeless
  • restrained
  • shrinking
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